Jul 4, 2011

It's a Grand NEW Flag!

 now at: http://with-heart-and-hands.blogspot.com/2011/07/its-grand-new-flag.html

My lovely new American flag quilt! I was so tickled to win this last week in a drawing from my dear blogging friend Debi! And it arrived in perfect timing for the 4th of July! I was as excited as a kid in a candy store.

As soon as DH saw the step ladder coming out, he knew what was next.....me all over the place finding the perfect setting to show it off. I knew that I wanted to use it as a hanging outside and not as say, a little table runner. And of course that meant pruning the tree of excess limbs, and knocking down dead hinoki cypress needles from the winter bushes. And of course, I got my waist long ponytail caught in a limb as I'm up on the ladder and almost became part of the holiday decor ;)

Whether we are employed, or unemployed, can afford brand new fabric, or use scraps, whether we have to be careful on trips in our cars for gas mileage, or wear old clothes instead of new...we are all so blessed to be able to live in America, and to have all of our freedoms. We still have so very much to be grateful for....and so much more than most people and most countries do!

Thank you so much, Debi...it's perfect and I absolutely love it!!!

It's a grand new flag and its flying high and proud today!

Free Patriotic Quilt Patterns from Michele Bilyeu at 'With Heart and Hands'
This has been super updated and I've filled it with photos and graphics...you've got to see it to believe it ;)

in link list gadgets

I'm not understanding the domain vs blogger conflicts that are occuring!
I'm not updating on link lists..and I've tried everything. If all else fails become a follower. It is working while gadget link lists are ignoring me! I republished almost 20 times under domain and blogspot addresses and it's still not working right today! If I don't update at all..it's them, not me ;) I'm still here, still posting!!


Angie said...

It's beautiful, Michele! :) Thanks for all of the fun patriotic links. You are a sweetheart! So glad you got your ponytail out of the tree. ;) Happy 4th of July! Hugs

MARCIE said...

Hi Michele, I jumped in from Facebook. I will ck my blog and see if you are still connected. LOVE the flag quilt. What a great gift! Lucky you! Have a great day!

Marilyn Robertson said...

Congrats on your win! Happy 4th of July!

Lynne said...

I live in Australia but think your sentiments are accurate: we are truly blessed to live where we do!

libbyquilter said...

perfect spot for this fabulous piece~!!~


Michele Bilyeu@ With Heart and Hands said...

Check my settings in your link lists and change to www.with-heart-and-hands.com